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US forces keep up Kabul airlift under threat of more attacks

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US forces keep up Kabul airlift under threat of more attacks
US forces keep up Kabul airlift under threat of more attacks

American forces working under heightened security and the threat of another terror attack are racing to complete the evacuation from Kabul’s airport, the day after a suicide bombing at the gates wrote a devastating final chapter to the nearly 20-year war in Afghanistan.

ONLY O SNEUICIDE BOMBER INTHURSDAY'S ATTACK OUTSIDEKABUL'S INTERNATIONALAIRPORT SETTING OF ANEXPLOSIONTHAT KILLED 13 U-S SERVICEMEMBERSAND MANY MORE AFGHAN CIVILIANS.THE GROUP KNOWN AS ISIS-K HASCLAIMED RESPONSBILIITY."WE STILL BELIEVE THERE ARECREDIBLE THREATS, I NFACT I'DSAY SPECIFIC CREDIBLETHREATS." PRESIDENT BIDEN METWITH HI NSATIONAL SECURITY TEAMFRIDAY -- AHEAD OF HIS FIRSTFACE-TO-FACE SIT DOWN WITH ISRAEL'SNEWPRIME MINISTER -- NAFTALIBENNETT."EVACUATED MORE THAN 12,000ADDITIONAL PEOPLE OUT OF THEAIRPORT IN THE LAST 24HOURS."THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS -- U-SCOMMANDERS UPDATED THE PRESIDENTON PLANS TO DEVELOP ISIS-KTARGETS...AND TOLD HIM THE NEXTFEW DAYS WILL BETHE MOST DANGEROUS PERIOD TODATE FOR THE MISSION INAFGHANISTAN....""THE PRESIDE NTAND MILITARYFEELTHEY HAVE ALL THE AUTHORITIESTHEYEDNE TO ATTACK ISIS "K.CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS HAVEVOWED TO HOLD PRESIDENT BIDENACCOUNTABLE FOR THE CHAOTIC U-SWITHRADWAL.HOUSE MINORITY LEADER "THEREWILL BE A DAY OF RECKONING WHENWE HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT."FLAGS AT THE WHITE HOUSE ANDOTHER FEDERAL BUILDINGS WILL FLYAT HALF-STAFF UNTIL AUGUST 30TH-- TO HONOR THE VICTIMS.OFFICIALS SAY THE ROUGHLY 5-THOUSAND U-S TROOPS ON THEGROUND ARE TAKING "MAXIMUM FORCEPROTECTION MEASURES" ....AS THEYCONTINUE TOEVACUATE THOUSANDS FROM KABULAIRPORT.SKYLER HENRY, CBS NEWS, T

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